Five west coast artists have had pieces of their original work selected to be added to the Provincial Art Bank.
The acquisitions were announced by The Rooms on Friday.
Thirty-three pieces will be added to the Provincial Art Bank Collection, including 15 paintings, six sculptures, six textile works, three prints, two collages and one photographic work.
With this year’s acquisitions, the Provincial Art Bank Collection has grown to 3,038 works by artists from across the province. These artworks can be found throughout the province in government offices and public buildings, including The Rooms.
Applications for acquisition are reviewed once per year by an independent, external jury selected by the Art Bank Advisory Committee. Artworks are recommended to the minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation for purchase by the province.
The province began the Art Bank Collection in 1984 to promote the cultural heritage of the province and to provide economic benefit to artists.
West coast artists
- Sheila Hollander, Corner Brook, The VADs of WW1, 10.5" x 33", Acrylic on canvas, 16
- Shawn O'Hagan, Corner Brook, Chakra (root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, crown), 7 pieces 20" x 20", dyed textiles, embroidery, beading, acrylic paint/terraskin paper mounted on wood, 2014-2017
- Jackie Alcock, Corner Brook, Center of the Universe, 13.5" x 20", hand and machine-sewn appliques, hand dyed yarn and felt etc., 2016
- Jane Reagh, Corner Brook, Tablelands #5, 12" x 36", oil on canvas, 2017
- Brian LaSaga, St. George’s, Beachwood and Fog, 11.5" x 17", acrylic on panel, 2016